Call for nominations: Cape Town Film Fund Advisory Board

10 June 2024

The City of Cape Town’s Film Office is looking for film industry professionals to serve on an advisory board for a film fund aimed at providing support to the film industry.

Nominations for experienced and visionary leaders in the film industry to join its inaugural Advisory Board are now open.

Board members will be responsible for shaping the film fund’s strategic direction and provide guidance on the assessment criteria for funding requests for film-related activities.

They will also conduct a biannual review of film funding proposals received and recommend the most promising projects.

Nominated persons should possess the following:

  • Demonstrable expertise and a strong portfolio in the film industry (whether short films, feature films, directing, producing or scriptwriting).
  • Proven ability to guide and influence industry practices
  • A genuine dedication to nurturing and supporting film projects in Cape Town
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the film sector

‘This Film Fund has the potential to further uplift an already booming Cape Town industry going into the future. It is yet another mechanism that the City will be using to support the sector’s growth. It is a unique opportunity to shape the future of film in Cape Town and support emerging talent across all segments of the industry. We believe film industry professionals can really contribute to this next chapter of our city’s film legacy by lending their expertise to help transform visions into reality. I would like to call on all members of the film industry to please nominate suitable candidates who can assist in continuing to provide an enabling environment for the film industry,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

To nominate yourself or another person, please submit the following:

  • A detailed CV highlighting relevant experience
  • A brief statement (max 500 words) outlining why the nominee would be a valuable addition to the Advisory Board
  • Any supporting materials or references that demonstrate the nominee’s impact in the film industry

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2024.

Send nominations to